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20 Percent Say Their Incomes Are Keeping up with Inflation

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Scott Rasmussen By Tuesday, 16 April 2024 01:08 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

April 16, 2024: Twenty percent (20%) of voters say their incomes have been keeping up with inflation over the past year. A Scott Rasmussen national survey conducted by RMG Research found that 76% say their incomes have been falling behind.

The survey also found that just 19% say their personal finances are getting better, including 3% who say they are getting much better. Forty-four percent (44%) say they are getting worse, including 14% who say much worse. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say their personal finances have been staying about the same.

Methodology

The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on April 3-4, 2024. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of registered voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.1 percentage points.

Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left nearly a decade ago and has had no involvement since that time.

Survey Questions

Looking back over the past year, has your income kept up with inflation? Or have you been falling behind?

  • 20%-Income has kept up with inflation
  • 76%-Income has been falling behind
  • 5%-Not sure

Are your personal finances getting better or worse these days?

  • 3%-Much better
  • 16%-Somewhat better
  • 37%-About the same
  • 30%-Somewhat worse
  • 14%-Much worse

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and a columnist. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.

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Twenty percent (20%) of voters say their incomes have been keeping up with inflation over the past year. A Scott Rasmussen national survey conducted by RMG Research found that 76% say their incomes have been falling behind.
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Tuesday, 16 April 2024 01:08 PM
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